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Awakenings Treatment is a state-of-the-art trauma treatment center, helping individuals who suffer from trauma make a lifelong recovery. The most common disorders developed as a result of traumatic experiences (isolated and recurring traumatic experiences) are post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). At Awakenings Treatment, we provide comprehensive trauma treatment services. Let's now take a look at some of the primary causes of trauma and trauma-based disorders.
Child abuse is one of the most common forms of trauma-based symptoms. Whether the abuse was physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, or any combination of these, the damage inflicted on a young person can last a lifetime. As abused children become adults, they are often unable to deal in a healthy way with the traumatic events which have scarred them. These negative experiences have adverse consequences on their self-esteem, their relationships, and their perspective on the world. Sadly, such people often turn to drugs or engage in high-risk behavior, which only compounds their problems.
Victims of Violent Crime
Trauma derived from violent crime happens more frequently than you may realize. For example, 1 in 4 Americans have been a victim of crime at some point. 2 out of 3 victims never receive the help they need, and 8 out of 10 victims of crime face extreme difficulties when trying to recover from crime, including emotional trauma. Being a victim of a violent crime is a life-changing experience. The crime doesn't just affect the victims; it affects their mother, their father, their children, and anyone who is close to them. It also can cause the victim to be violent themselves. As the old saying goes, "Hurt people hurt people." In order to avoid being victims again, crime victims often prefer to use violence offensively to prevent any would-be violent crime against them in the future. The cycle just perpetuates itself.
PTSD is the most common disorder experienced by military personnel. Since one of the main triggers of this disorder is witnessing life-threatening events, such as combat, terrorist attacks, personal assault or abuse, or the death of a loved one - it's no wonder why so many military people suffer from PTSD!
Approximately 30% of men and women who have spent time in a war zone experience PTSD. It's not uncommon for people with PTSD to develop other mental health problems, such as depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, and other anxiety disorders, either during deployment or once they come home. Don't face your problems alone if you are suffering. Awakenings treatment is a trauma treatment center that can help you!
Understanding the Effects of Trauma
PTSD is an anxiety disorder - an illness that people often develop after a traumatic event that makes people feel stressed out and fearful even after the danger has long passed. Left untreated, both PTSD and TBI can lead to suicide. Learning how to face your emotions and cope with them in a healthy way can make all the difference in the world. At Awakenings Treatment, we provide professional trauma-based recovery therapy in a relaxed setting that can help you live a better life. We are a trauma treatment center providing practical solutions to assist in your recovery.